November Success: My First $500 Month!

Last Update: December 01, 2016

Hi everyone! Today I'd love to share with you a big milestone that I've hit - $500 in a

month! :) Of course we all know that November is when the Black Friday promotions come to town and everybody goes shopping crazy. I think we all know what this means... affiliate HEAVEN.

I've been in the affiliate marketing game since August 2014, when I came across Wealthy Affiliate at the age of 13, so it's taken me a fair while to hit this mark. During my first year online, I didn't earn that much at all - but I LOVED doing it. However, if there's one thing I've learned about internet marketing, it's that your work at present pays off in the future. The posts that generate my the most revenue are the some of the ones I did within that first year online, when I didn't make much. Due to huge school work loads, I only ever had time to do a quality post every couple of weeks - I even went through a phase of not doing one for 3 months (okay, laziness was a factor in that as well). But due to the hard work I'd put in before, when 2016 came about I was starting to earn a passive income, my best before November being about $150 or so.



Then the sales started to explode in November, which completely hit me by surprise. I finished it at $522, going over the $500 on the last day of November which was great.

Why was this?


Well there were a few factors contributing to it:


  • Obviously Black Friday
  • The Amazon Associates 12% Native Ads Promotion.
  • Hitting the release of a game hard (my niche is gaming), resulting in a huge traffic spike.
  • Adding more opportunities for income

If you want to read any of my blogs about the Native Ads Promotion or my traffic spike, you can check them out here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/mucky123/blog/hitt...

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/mucky123/blog/simp...

So if you're going to take anything away from reading this, DON'T get demotivated if you're not getting any rankings or income from your posts straight away, because the work you do now will pay off in the future.

We're in this together,

James


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militarywife Premium
starting at age 13? what? I didn't know that someone could be so young. My son constantly asks me about what I'm trying to accomplish here because I have looked into affiliate marketing for probably 5 or 6 years now. But not understanding it completely and always being told I must pay for traffic towards a site just put a damper on things. I suppose I'll have to let my son watch me do this stuff so that he too can learn at an early age and do this for himself later. Currently he is 11 and I'm just trying to protect him for the world of bad people on the internet. Nothing wrong with that though because I'm Momma lol.
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Happy2Learn Premium
congratulations on your success. May it be the first of many
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marycmiller Premium
Congrats, and you have an interesting niche. I have never gamed before but my husband, kids and grandson have been telling me how much I am missing out on, so this month I began to play Horizon on the ps4. I am loving it, though I have to be careful and keep time available for my WA content. Keep up the good work.
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BarbieJ Premium
Nice work, keep it going
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MattyBx Premium
Congrats. So it has taken you about 3.5 years of working hard on your sites before you had your first $500 month?

That sounds about right. It seems that most premium WA members who are the most successful meaning they are making $3,000+ a month in net income have been members for at least 5 years.
This affiliate marketing thing simply takes time to happen. That my experience. It does NOT happen fast unless you are super lucky which most of us are not. Only 3% succeed at this so way to go!
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jrandrade07 Premium
Awesome James =) Such an inspiring update =)
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Riaz Premium
congrats James! Motivating :D
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Alan Hocking Premium
Congratulations for sticking at it James you're in the 5% that do! :)
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mick1976 Premium
Congratulations. Hope you have even more success this holiday season.
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Rabrx Premium
hey congratulations! its so cool how you are one year younger than me and already achieved so much. Keep up the good work!
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mscat37 Premium
Congratulations!
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Avecita Premium
How have I not come across you before James? You're an inspiration. And so young! I'm so pleased for your success I literally just said 'Yess' out loud when I read about your sales. Wee done to yer lad!
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Sue24 Premium
So cool so how old are you now?!
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JamesLM Premium
16 now
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RyanSam Premium
Congrats James. What kept you motivated in your first year as a WA member?
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WTucker1 Premium
that's a nice milestone to hit. CONGRATS. continued success to you
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jwlewis777 Premium
Very very cool! Good job and keep at it!
Thank you for the note of success!
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GHindmarsh Premium
Awesome James, well done!
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work4nobody Premium
Good job. You a smart for your age. It is good you are starting early. Good luck to you.
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JamesLM Premium
Thanks for the kind words - good luck to you as well.
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work4nobody Premium
Thank you!!!
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JS5 Premium
Congratulations!!! The best is yet to come.
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JamesLM Premium
Thanks :)
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Ryanflint Premium
Great Job!! Keep It up..
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K1LaS Premium
Good job, keep it up.
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NathalieJG Premium
You are doing well for a teenager.
Keep doing your great job.
N.
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LionelA1 Premium
Well done
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HVella Premium
Excellent James you are an inspiration.
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JudeP Premium
Well done James :)
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JamesLM Premium
Thanks Jude
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jmatos Premium
Great job bud!
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JamesLM Premium
Cheers
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StepChook Premium
That's just awesome, James! You should be so proud of yourself!
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JamesLM Premium
Thank you :)
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Peaceofmoney Premium
What a nice life you're going to have. Bravo! and happy, happy sailing.

Marsha
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JamesLM Premium
Thanks for the kind words, Marsha!
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MPollock Premium
Nice work
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Ghost59 Premium
Wow, man that's cool news, real inspiration for all us newbies
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JamesLM Premium
Just goes to show that if you put the WA training into practice, you're going to succeed. My success story is only a small one compared to many members on here. I know a 17 year old that's making $5K plus a month from the training here...

I wish you all the best with your business going forwards - you can do it!
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ArtByHeart Premium
Really well done! I just showed your profile few days ago to my daughter who is 15 and now studying WA too, preparing to make her first website :-) You inspired her!
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JamesLM Premium
Oh wow, that's really awesome! :) I hope she's enjoying it.
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ArtByHeart Premium
She is...busy thinking about her own niche :-)
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JamesLM Premium
That's great. I've tried to get a couple of friends into it, but it didn't really appeal to them too much, so the fact that she's getting stuck into it already is really good!
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ArtByHeart Premium
I am so proud of her!
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justcruzin Premium
Awesome! You are doing great.
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work4nobody Premium
Congrats to you. I hope you have many more.
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JamesLM Premium
Thanks a lot - all the best to you as well!
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work4nobody Premium
thank you.
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myrealityck Premium
Awesome! I love reading about other people's success! It gives me inspiration. Good for you! Oh, and you made me feel old so thanks for that. I just got into this game in my umm...well later in life. ;)
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JamesLM Premium
Haha, age is just a number, don't worry about it ;)
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Bimby Premium
Congratulations James!
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JamesLM Premium
Thank you, Bimby.
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verazhelvis Premium
Congreatulations! Keep it up!..:)
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JamesLM Premium
Cheers :)
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verazhelvis Premium
:))
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littlemama Premium
SO Awesome James!!! Woohoo!! Gosh, I wish I knew about affiliate marketing at your age! You're going to be earning a steady passive income stream in no time!! So jealous! :)

Keep it going!
Grace
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JamesLM Premium
Thanks a lot, Grace! Yes, I was very lucky to discover WA at such a young age :)
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Toshmack Premium
Congratulations :)
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JamesLM Premium
Thanks Tosh!
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